Yes. If you currently have a Physician's Certification Form on file with ERS, that form will be discontinued and no longer valid at the start of the new plan year (September 1, 2015, for active employees, retirees not enrolled in Medicare and their eligible dependents; January 1, 2016, for Medicare retirees and their dependents).
If you want your tobacco-user premium waived for the next plan year, you should either:
- stop using tobacco and certify your non-tobacco user status in your ERS account or
- complete the Choose to Quit program in the new plan year (Program rules apply).